We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of the personal data you provide us, as well as its processing and utilisation.
Personal data is information about your identity. These data may include information such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. It is possible to use our website without specifying any personal data. This may result in deviating regulations for the use of individual services on our website. In this case, such regulations shall be explained separately below. We only process your personal data (e.g., name, address, email, telephone number or similar) pursuant to the regulations of German and European data protection law.
Further personal data are only collected and stored if you voluntarily provide such information, e.g., as part of a request. You may object to the use of your data at any time.
In general, you are able to visit our website without providing any personal data, for example if you only wish to obtain information about our products and access the corresponding pages. Each instance of access to our website or a file stored on our website is logged. This storage is undertaken for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following is logged:
In certain cases, however, we need your name and your address and other information so that we can provide the required services, process orders or respond to queries, for example. This additional personal data are only collected and stored if you voluntarily provide such information, for example as part of a request.
It may be the case when you visit our website that we store information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small text files sent to your browser by a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
The information stored in these cookies allows you to automatically be recognised when next you visit our website in order to make our website more user friendly. For example, cookies enable us to customise a website in line with your interests, or to store your password so that you do not have to re-enter it each time.
You can also visit our website without cookies. If you do not wish us to recognise your computer, please adjust your web browser settings. You can set your browser to block cookies before a cookie is saved by selecting “block all cookies”. For full details of how this works, please read the browser manufacturer’s instructions. If you do not accept any cookies, this may restrict the functionality of our website.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” that are stored on your computer to help analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie, for example the time, place and frequency of you visiting the website, including your IP address, shall be sent to a Google server in the US and stored there. Our website uses Google Analytics with an IP anonymisation feature. In this case, your IP address is first truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and sent to Google in an anonymised form.
Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for us and for the provision of other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also pass this information on to third parties if and insofar as this is required by law or if and insofar as third parties process such data on Google’s behalf.
Furthermore, Google provides a disabling option for the most commonly used browsers, which gives you greater control over what data are recorded and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information on your visit to the website shall be sent to Google Analytics. However, enabling this option does not prevent information being sent to us or other web analysis services we may be using. Further information on the disabling option provided by Google and on enabling this option is available here.
As a rule, persons below the age of 18 should not send personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. Furthermore, we would expressly point out that we do not explicitly request, collect or disclose to third parties any personal data relating to children or young people.
This is a translation. Only the original German version is legally binding.